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New -current binary bootstrap kit for RHEL/CentOS 7
For anyone interested:
I'm now building -current, prefix=/usr/pkg, on CentOS 7 with gcc6 as the
minimum compiler (except for gcc itself and dependencies, of course).
Using gcc6 results in far more successful builds than the stock GCC 4.8
compiler on CentOS 7.
A binary bootstrap kit is available here, alongside my quarterly
Download, verify the sha512, and unpack with
tar -C / -zxvf pkgsrc-RHEL7-gcc-6.0-usr-pkg.tgz
The kit includes /usr/pkg and /usr/pkgsrc.
The source tree is a git repository containing a snapshot of -current.
The reason for this is to ensure that the source tree is in sync with
the binary packages at all times. I update and rerun
pbulk frequently, but irregularly, and have run into issues with
dependency versions when mixing binary packages and
With this simple system, I update the public git repo to exactly match
the source tree used by pbulk at the same time I publish a new set of
To upgrade and keep everything in sync, just do the following:
This is a call for testing and feedback on the -current packages.
Eventually the system will be documented here along with the quarterly
Feel free to post feedback here or contact me privately.
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